Amina Farah Ali
A federal appeals court upheld the convictions and prison sentences Tuesday for two Minnesota women found guilty of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia despite claiming they were collecting funds for the poor.
A Minnesota woman was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for sending money to an al-Qaida-linked group in her native Somalia, despite her insistence that she was only trying to help the poor in the war-torn East African country.
A man who admitted he lied before a grand jury investigating why young Somali men were leaving Minnesota to join a terrorist group in their homeland has been sentenced to two years in prison. Adarus Abdulle Ali pleaded guilty in 2009 to one count of perjury.
A federal judge in Minnesota has reinstated the contempt charges for a Somali woman who refused to stand for the court during the first two days of her trial on terror charges.
A federal judge will reconsider his penalty for a woman who refused to stand in court.
A federal appeals court has thrown out 19 of the 20 contempt-of-court citations against a Rochester woman convicted of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia.
A Minnesota Somali woman awaiting sentencing on federal terror charges has been moved to a new jail, and is being allowed to wear her head scarf at times.
A Muslim woman convicted of conspiring to funnel money to terrorists in Somalia is protesting a ban on headwear at the Sherburne County Jail where she’s an inmate.
Late this week, as the verdicts in the terror trial of two Somali- American women were announced, a hundred of their supporters gathered outside the Federal Courthouse.
Two Minnesota women who claimed they were helping the poor in Somalia were convicted Thursday of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group as part of what prosecutors called a “deadly pipeline” sending funds and fighters to al-Shabab.
Jurors considering the case of two Minnesota women accused of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia have wrapped up their second full day of deliberations without a verdict.
A jury has resumed deliberations in the case of two Minnesota women accused of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia.
The jury considering the case of two Minnesota women accused of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia has ended its first full day of deliberations with no verdict.
Two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a terror group in Somalia were among a group of people briefly kept outside the federal courthouse in Minneapolis on Tuesday as jurors deliberated the case inside.
Jurors heard closing arguments in the terror trial of two Somali-American women from Rochester on Monday and now, the case is in their hands.
A defense attorney for one of two women accused of funneling money to al-Shabab in Somalia showed how prosecutors cherry-picked a fraction of conversations from hundreds of hours of wiretaps.
Two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a terror group in Somalia talked about collecting money for al-Shabab, supporting fighters instead of other charities and the possibility that FBI was listening in on their conversations, according to hours of recorded phone calls played for jurors.
A Minnesota woman who was jailed for refusing to stand during her trial on terror charges has had a change of heart.
Two Minnesota women accused of going door-to-door to raise money for al-Shabab knew the Somali-based group engaged in terrorism and “rejoiced” when they heard about its victories in their war-torn homeland, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Opening statements are set to start in the trial of two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia.
A Minnesota woman on trial for allegedly funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia was found in contempt of court Monday when she refused to stand for the judge, citing religious grounds.
One of two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia allegedly told potential donors to ignore charities and focus on “the jihad” and helped finance local Somali men’s travel to their war-torn homeland to fight, prosecutors alleged in court filings.
A federal judge says he won’t hold separate trials for two Minnesota woman accused of sending money to the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia.
A federal judge won’t dismiss the indictment against two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia.